On-site Professional Development

The Education Division of WCS offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers. Teacher courses are held at the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo. WCS courses for teachers of grades K–12 help bring a new dimension to your lessons, whether you teach science, math, language arts, or anything in between! Professional development courses can also be provided at your school or district. Call 718-220-5136 for more information.

Our multi-disciplinary programs are aligned with both state and national education standards.

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Sifaka

Teaching Scientific Process Through Animal Behavior

Location: New York Aquarium

Dates: April 6 - 11, 2015

Register now for a chance to win 2 FREE Community Conservation Connections programs for your school on the topic of climate change and energy efficiency. Educators and an animal will come to your school and engage students in an exploration of climate science.

Ant

Teaching Big Scientific Ideas with the Little Creatures that Rule the World

Location: Prospect Park Zoo

Dates: April 6 - 11, 2015

Mannahatta

Urban Ecology in NYC

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: April 6 - 11, 2015

Macaw

Natural Inquirer: Using Nature to Promote Inquiry

Location: Bronx Zoo
Dates: Saturdays April 11 & 18, May 2, 9, 16, 30, 2015

Python

Zoo Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

Shark

Biomimicry: Teaching How Nature Inspires Technology

Lion

HELP: Habitat Ecology Learning Program


Tiger

Predators: Biology and Conservation

Gorilla

Conservation Biology for Educators

Clownfish

Applied Science: Studying Marine Ecology at the Shore

Sea Lion

Applied Science: Studying Wildlife at the Zoo

Penguin

Green STEM: Building a Sustainable Future

Jellyfish

Marine Animals and Teaching the Elementary Core Curriculum

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Snow Leopard

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